What MacBook to get..?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WAM2, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. WAM2, Jul 17, 2011
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    WAM2 macrumors 6502a

    WAM2

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    Alright so I'm on a budget of $480 and I have found 3 macs to choose from. They are all used of course. I don't know which to get though.


    Here is my choices

    2nd gen MacBook Pro | 2.2ghz | 2gb | 120gb HDD | 15.4 inch | Alright condition

    Black MacBook | 2ghz | 2gb | 200gb HDD | 13 inch | better condition then mbp but not new

    PowerBook G4 | 1.67ghz | 2gb | 120gb HDD | 17 inch | New condition



    I want to use this for traveling and slight video editing maybe just iMovie.
     
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    The Macbook Pro, Harddrives are cheap and you really shouldn't be buying a PowerPC mac in this time and day. Snow Leopard already doesn't support PowerPC and Lion will be the same.
     
  3. WAM2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wha about lifetime? I don't to have it break within a couple months....
     
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    The Macbook Pro is newer the the PowerPC (Unless it was left in a box for how many years? In which case i really wouldn't trust it). Really you can't guarantee anything when it comes to lifetime. The Macbook Pro is your best bet.
     
  5. WAM2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Failure rates are a good guess on lifetime. I might google em' I just thought about that o_O
     
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about this but I'm pretty certain that Macbook Pro / Macbook / Macbook Air failure rates are pretty similar and have been for a while.
    Again don't quote me on this I'm not being scientific.
     
  7. WAM2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright. I just found out it's the 2nd or 3rd generation mbp. I'm gonna end up getting it. Thanks for your help
     
  8. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Go for the macbook pro - provided it does NOT have the Nvidia 8600m graphics chipset - if it does, it's a time bomb.
     

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